YouTube seems never to be without controversy at the minute.
The latest subject to rile up viewers is the age of YouTuber Danielle Cohn.
But just how old is Danielle and why is this such a big issue?
Who is Danielle Cohn?
Danielle 'Dani' Cohn is a YouTuber who, at the time of writing, has amassed over 1.3 million subscribers.
The social media star rose to fame on the TikTok app and has since branched out onto several other platforms including Instagram where she has over 3.6 million followers.
As well as creating general video content for YouTube, focusing primarily on her relationships, Cohn also has a growing music career and uses her channel to post music videos.
Danielle Cohn performs live onstage at The Emerson Theater on December 13, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
How old is she and why is it controversial?
A lot of Cohn's content focuses on her relationships, most prominently with fellow YouTuber Mikey Tua. Their videos have included controversial pranks, such as Danielle faking pregnancy in a YouTube video.
However, the pair recently broke up and fans have speculated that it is Dani's age that has caused the pair to split.
Nevertheless, until proven otherwise, Danielle Cohn is 15 years old. Sources say that she born in Los Angeles on May 7th, 2004.
With the size of her social media followings, it's unlikely that Dani would be able to hold her YouTube and Instagram accounts without first proving her age in some form of identity check.
Likewise, when Dani won the Miss Florida Jr. Preteen, the pageant requires contestants to be no older than 10 years old. If she was 10 at the time, it would mean that she is 15 now. However, she could not be any older.
Why do people think Dani is younger?
Several fans on social media believe that Dani is only 13 years old.
This is because of an Instagram story that came out from Mikey Tua's page. The story was allegedly uploaded by Mikey's parents, where they stated that they were taking away Mikey's page because he was a minor and that they did not support his relationship with with Dani.
Mikey's dad also posted on his page where he accused Dani of lying about her age. He said:
"I love my son very much. All I want is for him to be safe with himself and his decisions. As parents, we need to protect him from any harm that might come his way. He wants to get emancipated and I understand that but his emancipation could get him in prison. Dani is not 15."
However, he did not state that Dani was younger. His reveal simply lead fans to continue with their speculation and rumoured theory that Dani is 13 years old.
The rumours have seen various different 'proof' scams and the latest on Twitter involves the leak of Dani's so-called birth certificates.
However, it looks like these certificates are duplicated and edited rather than real. This is because the so-called certificate has the exact same register signature as the Apostille Florida Certification of Birth sample document.
It's very unlikely, or ridiculously coincidental, that Dani's birth certificate would have been signed off by the same person as the documents easily found on Google...
Ha Danielle Cohn’s birth certificate got leaked by Zo pic.twitter.com/luqpEDMOWV— faith (@wdwcastaway) July 10, 2019
This article will be updated when more news is revealed.
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